January is half over already!
There's still time to enter at CAS Mix Up
Here's something I hope will inspire you.
Using Stamping, Alcohol Ink and Acrylic Paint (as my liquid color), Stenciling, Die Cutting, Splattering and Heat Embossing
I laid my stencil down on some coated paper and used the felt applicator
to dab Alcohol Inks through the stencil.
I went back over it after adding a little blending solution to my felt pad.
I topped the flower off with some Pearl Mixative.
I splattered first with some Black Soot Distress ink smooshed and watered down.
I didn't like that at all.
I found a bottle of Licorice Acrylic paint and used a drop of that to dilute with
just a bit of water and splattered.
I liked that better but still had all those splatters I didn't like.
So it's no longer a one layer card!
Dies are wonderful ways to rethink a design!
Here's another that I did but using Distress Stains instead of Alcohol Ink.
But that flower was so bright!
So I dabbed a little Picket Fence stain on my craft mat and used a
dry paint brush to add it over the pink.
I still didn't like it so I dabbed a bit of yellow on my craft mat and
repeated the process.
I like it better now.
I really had to work for these 2 cards!
I hope you'll join us at CAS Mix Up.
The challenge is open until the 24th.
Remember your color needs to start out as a liquid.
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Endless Thanks (SU)
Ink: Whisper White
Paper: Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Basic Black (SU), Woodgrain (TH), Coated Paper (stash)
Other: Lovely Large Flower Stencil (Wendy Vecchi), Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Shell Pink, Wild Plum, Lettuce, Pearl Mixative), White EP, Licorice Acrylic Paint (Plaid)
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Script Sentiments #1 (Inky Antics)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Neena, Basic Black, Heavy Whisper White (SU), Paper Vellum (retired SU)
Other: Distress Stains (Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn, Picket Fence, Squeezed Lemonade), Stitched Mats Rectangles Die (LI), White Gel Pen